The Office of Research Integrity works with OSU faculty, staff, and students to help assure proper conduct of research in areas pertaining to the use of human subjects, and non-human vertebrate animals. The office also works with faculty and Academic Affairs to identify and appropriately manage issues that could be perceived to present financial conflicts of interest. A wide array of research activities are governed by federal and state laws and regulations. OSU manages these through a number of compliance committees.
Faculty should be aware that non-compliance can result in severe penalties to the institution, and, in some instances, to the individuals involved. It is the responsibility of all members of the university community to be familiar with OSU policies as related to these research compliance areas. The following are some regulated areas that are commonly identified with certain research activities of faculty and staff.